Sanibel Sea School will host a free screening of the documentary Chasing Coral.
Sanibel Sea School will host a free screening of the documentary Chasing Coral.

Sanibel Sea School will screen the award-winning documentary Chasing Coral at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. The film focuses on how climate change, sea level rise, and ocean acidification are affecting coral reef ecosystems worldwide.

“This sounds like it could be a somewhat depressing thing to watch, but it’s really not,” said marine educator Shannon Stainken. “The filmmakers emphasize that it’s not too late to save our coral reefs, and that it’s still within our power as individuals to slow the rate of climate change. I actually found it to be uplifting and inspiring,” she added.

Filmed over three years, the documentary is a result of more than 500 hours of underwater footage and submissions from 30 countries, with support from people around the world. It highlights the challenges today’s reefs face and how we can mitigate them.

This event will be held at Sanibel Sea School. The film screening is free, but donations are welcome. Call (239) 472-8585 to RSVP. Sanibel Sea School is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. To learn more, visit www.sanibelseaschool.org